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Stoped Smoking But !

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Started Smoking when I was 12 by Age14 20 a day

Aged 21 Married and smoking 40 + a day.

Tried a pipe to cut back and smoked a pipe for the next 35 years

December 2006 decided to give up, no real reason finished tobacco January 24

Now non smoker for a month and I am going crazy, Knotted stomach, short temper, weight gain 10 Kg

Told first month is the worst.

I really really hope so

No reply required,

Just thought it would help me to write

Rant over now back to sanity deeep breath

Think of how I am extending my life, Improving my health

(Still would murder for a smoke)

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I gave up 20 years ago, just stopped.

dont play mind games with yourself, just remember the reasons you gave up and stick with it.

best of luck.

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I gave up 20 years ago, just stopped.

dont play mind games with yourself, just remember the reasons you gave up and stick with it.

best of luck.

Thanks for your thoughts

Not sure why I gave up really ??

Now just refuse to give in,

Though my resolve seems to be battling myself and winning the argument just.

(hat sounds very Freudian !!!!)

PhD in Psychotherapy so able to self diagnose but !!!!!

Now to bed and dreams of ?

Regards

edited

Just noticed

300th post, maybe 2nd milestone?

Edited by IvanLaw

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I can't offer you any advice as I have never had a puff of a cigarette in my life, but I do admire you for making the decision to quit the habit.

I have worked with people who were heavy smokers and who tried to stop. At the one month point, they became most irritable, and at times were not very pleasant to be around.

One of them gave in to the pangs and reverted back to smoking. Another had more determination. He kept going and soon after the first 4 - 6 weeks, he told me that he had beaten the habit and it was easy for him to refuse the offer of a cigarette.

He has been smoke free for four years but he tells me that smoking is still in his system and he could quite easily start again. (This is what we non-smokers find difficult to understand.)

Anyway, you are now at the point where things should start to become easier for you. You must keep going.

Eating more and sitting around the house being bored are apparently by-products of quitting. If you are aware of this you should start a new exercise routine that takes you out of the house and attacks that extra weight you have put on.

Perhaps a slight change of lifestyle will also assist in taking your mind off smoking. eg. regular tennis, squash or maybe a team sport.

In six months time I look forward to reading your posts in this thread stating that you are now a confirmed ex-smoker.

Until then, stay strong.

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When my Thai wife and I got married, I quit a few months after. Here in the US we have several aids to quitting such as nicotene gum and Committ lozenges which I still use. I don't think the lozenges are available in Thailand, as i called the manufacturer to see if available so I could buy while there but I think the gum is. It's nothing great BUT, in the darkest moments, it does help keep the spiders away!

:D :D :o:D

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That is a great through.

Just be patient for a while. I know you are feeling bad but better than spending the rest of your life in hospital when you get older.

Playing sport will help you a lot and take some candy.

Su Su ka...

Best of luck.....

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It will definitely get easier. I gave up 15 months ago and rarely give it a second thought now.

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Started Smoking when I was 12 by Age14 20 a day

Aged 21 Married and smoking 40 + a day.

Tried a pipe to cut back and smoked a pipe for the next 35 years

December 2006 decided to give up, no real reason finished tobacco January 24

Now non smoker for a month and I am going crazy, Knotted stomach, short temper, weight gain 10 Kg

Told first month is the worst.

I really really hope so

No reply required,

Just thought it would help me to write

Rant over now back to sanity deeep breath

Think of how I am extending my life, Improving my health

(Still would murder for a smoke)

I stopped several times and I guarantee it gets better, try to think of the positive things.

For example when I drank too much, wake up in the morning and I don't hang much, I remember the time when I drank too much and smoke 1 pack while drinking, caused terrible headache in the morning--Reward less pain--

If you stay near the beach, try scuba diving once, when you can get air under water....

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Thanks for the replies and encouragement people

Just to clarify:

I am Male, Aged 56, living in UK with my Thai Wife.

Buddhist so quitting smoking is very important for Health & Belief.

I do not drink Alcohol, (Gave that up 8 years ago)

Work is very sedentary 90 % Desk bound

(Only real exercise I undertook was walking out side for a smoke!!!) :D

Weight has increased by nearly 12 Kg but eating about the same.

Not to worried, as interim weight gain is less hazardous than smoking. :bah:

I think that excludes snaking on sweets but I must try and fit in a moderate exercise program.

Possibly walking, swimming even cycling when a little fitter.

Previously worked in a Hospital and have observed Post Mortems,

Unbelievable the difference between a smokes lungs & Healthy lungs :D

BUT even that not put me off smoking. :o

Tried Nicotine Patches, Gum, Sweets etc but I think with me only hope is “Cold Turkey”

and a lot of patience from family

JUST SAY NO I’m trying :D

Regards

& good luck to all trying to stop

Ivan

:D

PS

re your message:

To MIO Biker Boyz

You Smoke because it’s cool

I have children of my own but mine have grown up and left home so

Good Luck to you BUT When your parents have time and you are off school,

Go to see someone with emphysema.

Go to see lungs from a smoker X post mortem.

Work out how much it will cost you to smoke from,

When you are an adult until say 65 (If you manage to live that long)

Still Cool ?

Edited by IvanLaw

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I smoke because it's cool :o

Cool to be an addict?

Judging from the wording I presume the poster (MBB) is American

Just thinking how high his hospital bills will be !!!

Smoking Withdrawal Symptoms

Advised to day that the first 25 years are the worst

Thought this was bad news but

That equates to me living to at least 81,

Another good reason not to smoke

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I must try and fit in a moderate exercise program.

Possibly walking, swimming even cycling when a little fitter.

You have picked the best three to start with.

Swimming is the best followed by the other two.

Cycling will make you fit, so don't wait to become "a little fitter" before peddling into your new lifestyle.

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I'm just happy to see someone trying to turn over a new leaf.

You're doing yourself a great favor for doing this.

I hope you succeed, Pop!

Best of luck!

May your future be truly smoke free.

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Mighty Mouse

Tried swimming today GREAT, then followed by walking,

Nearly drowned by the time I had walked from the shallow end to the deep end.

Not to bad BUT

Then they asked me to leave when I tried to cycle a length !!!

Sensei

I hope you succeed, Pop!

Pop, Pop

Cheeky Whippersnapper

(Next time I smoke will be at the crematorium I hope)

Now to be serious,

I defiantly feel a little healthier, Coughing a lot less in the morning,

Hunger for Nicotine still a problem and I am running out of pens to chew.

BUT

One more day completed without smoking.

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